• Circa Tsuïca

  • Circa Tsuïca

  • Circa Tsuïca

  • Circa Tsuïca

Now or Never

Under a star studded big top a vibrant band of international acrobats and musicians invite you to share in their circus spectacle, Now or Never.

In this haven of fun, eleven musician-acrobats invite young and old to leave their differences at the door, to dream and simply enjoy being together.

Join in the feast as trapeze artists, trick cyclists, acrobats and musicians mingle, make and share pancakes before launching into an exhilarating fanfare of music and circus. And then watch as they fly, fling and swing across their beautiful tent on trapeze, Cyr wheels, trick bicycles, trampolines and seesaws to the thundering sound of brass.

Crazy, colourful and chaotic, Now or Never  is an unmissable celebration in a park near you. An unforgettable experience to share with family and friends!


The national tour of Now or Never is part of the nationwide celebrations for Circus250, the 250th anniversary of the birth of the modern-day circus in London.


  • A jewel of humour and conviviality.

    Ouest France

  • Company Biography

    Circa Tsuïca is the musical offspring of Cheptel Aleïkoum, a French company known for their innovative and inclusive circus shows.

    The members of Cheptel (or ‘livestock’ in English) met over 10 years ago when they were studying at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque. When they are not touring the world, they live together as a community in Saint Agil, a small village in the west of France.

    Their name alone is enough to give you an idea of what they’re aiming for: tsuïca is Romanian for brandy, like the party spirit that inhabits their creations. Fusing amazing skills and live music, they create a playground where humour meets jaw-dropping acrobatic tricks. Previously they have toured Europe with Opus 2, Fanfarerie Nationale and Opus 7.

  • Circus250

    2018 is the 250th anniversary of Philip and Patty Astley’s first modern circus ring in London. Astley’s circuses travelled widely and Philip Astley included many disciplines and styles of performance in his shows. His spectacles were a place for audiences to meet forces that were shaping the world around them. This global, social relevance married with accessibility, drove circus deep into the cultural consciousness.

  • Funders

    Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.